Prior to the government-mandated phaseout of traditional incandescent light bulbs — the ones Thomas Edison perfected  — in favor of more energy-efficient compact florescent lights (CFLs), no one ever regarded a broken light bulb as a possible health hazard.  But all that changed once those curly-headed CFLs with neurotoxic mercury inside began to replace incandescents

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Can exposing yourself to a light bulb cause damage to your skin and even set the stage for life-threatening melanoma? The answer appears to be: quite possibly, if the light bulb in question is one of those new energy-efficient spiral-shaped compact fluorescent ones now being used by millions of households in keeping with a government-mandated

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  Last night, I finished up Expo West with 70,000 other seekers of the next new thing. I’m currently writing this overly-stimulated with every cell I have charged on a high alert. So I thought I’d take this minute to highlight a health concern that I have spoken about, but that wasn’t represented in fact

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And why they should be removed from your home. The first time I saw a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb was on Earth Day three years ago. This spiral-shaped light fixture was being given out free by the state of New Jersey during an event emphasizing the best ways to save energy, stem global warming

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